Nokia 6010 Ringtones
by Brian Honeycutt
Cellular Ringtones: Multi-Billion Dollar Industry and Immensely Popular Mode of Personal Expression
These days almost everyone owns a cell phone, so it’s no surprise that people are personalizing their phone with a variety of ringtones, wallpapers, and other customizations. With its voice communication system, mobile internet capabilities, multimedia messaging, and sleek design, one of the more popular phones is the nokia 6010. Ringtones for the nokia can be found at numerous independent internet sites.
Popular tunes such as Missy Elliot’s “1,2 Step” and Green Day’s “Boulevard of Broken dreams” are among the most popular nokia 6010 ringtones. But holiday jingles, classics such as the James Bond theme, and genre specific ringtones are all readily available. Whether you’re into hip hop or anime, there’s something out there to fit your own personal style.
Personalized ringtones reflect the enormous popularity of cell phones in America and the growing desire for individuality expressed in technology. As one of the largest cell phone manufacturers, Nokia has been at the forefront of cellular ringtones for quite some time. In fact, some of the first ringtones were downloaded in 1997 through a system called Smart Messaging developed by Nokia. Now, ringtones are polyphonic as a standard, and are becoming increasingly more intricate, particularly when it comes to nokia 6010 ringtones.
Ringtones have become an enormous industry in themselves in Western society. The companies selling the ringtones receive money when you purchase them online. Music companies and artists also receive royalties when their song is used on your nokia 6010. Ringtones typically cost between 2-3 dollars, so if you multiply that by the roughly 250 million phones Nokia is said to sell worldwide, that’s a pretty fat chunk of change.
Not everybody is happy about these sometimes loud ringtones, however. Some people consider the sudden outbursts of music and personalized sounds to be a nuisance at best and obnoxious and irritating at worst. In fact, some Australian companies have begun to dole out fines for ringtones that sound during meetings. Probably they feel that your nokia 6010 ringtones are best left at their traditional ringing setting. Of course, it’s easy to forget that the original purpose of the ringtone is simply to alert the phone’s owner of an incoming call.
Almost everyone is jumping on board the ringtone craze. Rapper The Game’s latest CD comes packed with free exclusive ringtones and wallpaper for your nokia 6010. Ringtones are also making a splash in the adult entertainment industry, as best exemplified by Jenna Jameson’s newly offered “moan” ringtones. There’s a huge market for the sounds your phone makes and it seems that everyone is cashing in on this multi-billion dollar industry.
Not only can a personal ringtone give you a feeling of individuality, but you can give each person in your call list a specific ringtone. This is great because you can immediately tell who’s calling without even looking at the phone. Your friend who’s into video games can get the “Mario Bros.” ringtone while your girlfriend gets “Femme like U”. Using your nokia 6010 ringtones in this way is great for business purposes because you know right away which calls you need to answer and which calls might be better saved for later. Different music causes different emotions, so when you hear a specific ringtone, you’re automatically prepped to feel a certain way about who’s calling. If you look at all the different ways in which ringtones can be used, and who is interested in them, its easy to see why they are so popular.
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